Ooredoo Maldives to make investment in fiber optic submarine cable

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Ooredoo Maldives has decided to make investment for deploying a 1,200 km fiber optic submarine cable to boost its broadband business and the country.

The company did not share specific details of its investment program.

The nationwide submarine cable utilizes Huawei Marine’s 100G technology for ensuring enhanced resilient network that can address the country’s increasing communication needs across developing islands and new resort locations.

“As the internet continues to bring remarkable value to individuals, families and businesses around the world, we firmly believe that it is the right of each and every individual to be connected to the abundant benefits of the internet,” said Vikram Sinha, CEO of Ooredoo.

The submarine cable will allow Ooredoo, which ventures into new areas such as fixed line internet and mobile money, to address traffic volume arising from the surge in use of mobile broadband and fiber access to home and business.

Huawei Marine will deploy its fiber optical technology to increase capacity and network flexibility in order to complete the project by the end of 2016.

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